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roosevelt. >> that's a good answer. any other guesses? woodrow wilson, that's another one. the first president to ever receive a major league professional team, it was in the johnson administration. the andrew johnson administration. [laughter] 1867. the cincinnati red stockings. i mean, that -- basically, as long as we've had professional sports, there have been politicians trying to exploit professional sports for their own means and their own gains. and yet when athletes themselves have attempted to use professional sports to speak about issues they care about, when fans have attempted to do that, well, that's when the hammer really does come down. and that's why i wrote this book, "game over," because i feel like since 2008 there has been a revolutionary change in the world of sports. revolutionary changes in terms of the way politics have shaped the sports that so many of us care about. yet you would never know that by reading the traditional sports media. i mean, if anything, you read the sports media, it reminds me of the old reporters who used to be on what was called the rac
the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, last week was very revealing about misstatements of truth from the white house. on wednesday, the administration was hefley criticized as the house committee of oversight and government reform held a hearing led by chairman do i recall issa to investigate the benghazi terrorist attack. additionally, on friday the i.r.s. secret operation to target conservative groups was admitted after three years of denial. thomas jefferson once said, quote, the whole art of government consists of the art of being honest, end of quote. as a congressional body, the united states house and senate have the obligation to carry oversight obligations. when situations arise where there is administration misconduct, we must pursue investigations to protect the american people. i look forward to working with my colleagues by demanding ans
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